Food and nutrition, Health, Recipes, Vegan, Wellness

Nopales? Dandelions? Pesky Weeds or Super Foods?

Prickly pear cactus aka nopal or nopales

Prickly pear cactus aka nopal or nopales

I am not from the Southwest or any hot desert like climate but, from what I understand nopales are the equivalent to the dandelion of the Northeast. Both are hard to get rid of and are abundant in “non inhabited” areas of their respected areas. The prickly pear cactus is everywhere in the American desert, Mexico, the Caribbean and many other places. The prickly pear and Barbary fig are a common site in the desert and to those unaware, are incredible super foods. The leaf of the prickly pear is known as a nopal or in Spanish nopales. The Mexicans eat a lot of nopales and you can most likely get a side of it with steak at your local authentic Mexican restaurant (although I’m not with that eating meat groove) the Barbary fig is a very nutritious fruit that comes off the prickly pear cactus, this is indeed the prickly pear itself. The prickly pear fruit is full of seeds and is quite juicy. It is mildly sweet and has a waxy skin on the outside. They come either as a red fruit or light green fruit. The nopal has a tangy type of flavor, some might describe it as sour. It is also a bit slimy and sticky when cut open. When it cooks, the skin turns pales green and excretes a very flavorful juice that makes it perfect for cooking with other foods. I cook my nopales with mushrooms and Habanero peppers. The flavor is quite incredible and I suppose it’s also mexican. Mexican food is one of my favorites and without a doubt one of the healthiest. (Produce wise) tomatillos, nopales, epazote and linden tree tea are all commonly consumed by Mexicans and are some of the healthiest foods and herbs you can eat, honestly if Mexicans are going to share their health secrets with us then I don’t see what the big hooplah is about this immigration wave but let’s not digress from the subject at hand.         That brings me to the dandelion. The dandelion greens are the most nutritious greens you can find at Whole Foods Market. Everyone is on this kale binge but no one realizes they are failing themselves. I like kale and what not but it’s probably my least favorite green besides spinach, spinach is satan himself(full of kidney stone forming oxalic acid). When it comes to selecting your greens you want to get them as wild and non hybridized as possible. It’s a no brainer which one is healthier, Mother Nature can’t be competed against, it’s foolish to believe otherwise! Sure dandelion greens are bitter, but when you cook them right, they’re something else. If you don’t mind the bitterness you can eat them in place of lettuce in a salad or sandwich. They can be juiced and of course steamed or sautéed with some seasonings. I would recommend a sesame oil for sautéing, if the flavor is too overpowering you can use grape seed oil. If you really think you’re about that healthy life you can combine them both for a truly alkaline treat. And if you didn’t know alkalinity is divinity. If you stay alkaline, you will be fine. I suppose I could lend a recipe to those of you reading out there. This would be my version of steak and nopales, but obviously there will be no meat. I would also suggest a quinoa or wild rice on the side and garbanzo beans (chickpeas) if you like the usual white rice with black beans.

You will need the following to make this alkaline version of steak and nopales

2 whole portabella mushrooms.

1 nopal cactus leaf sliced

1/2 chopped onion.

1/2 bell pepper sliced

1/2 teaspoon ground annatto

Salt to liking

1 teaspoon onion powder.

Dash of oregano, sweet basil, tarragon and dill

1/4 teaspoon coriander

1 whole Habanero(optional) (do not open unless you love spicy hot food, Habanero is pretty hot)

Sesame or grape seed oil for sautéing.

Combine spices with oil in a frying pan, set to low heat and put the Habanero in. Wait for Habanero to start cooking and add the mushrooms, onions, peppers and nopales. Cook or about 15- 20 minutes. You can cook it longer if you like the mushrooms well cooked through. The nopales will turn a pale light green when they are cooked. They will also get soft and will drip lots of cactus juice. This juice will add a tang to the mushrooms. Poke the Habanero with a fork a few times and mix it around in the pan to add more Habanero flavor. If you were bold and decided to cut the Habanero, I’d suggest putting a little less than half in, anymore and you’re not going to taste anything else in my opinion. Your safest bet is to just keep it whole and poke it around a bit if you need more spice. If you really are going to go for the full alkaline experience, why not just throw some dandelions In the mix too. Serve it with some quinoa or wild rice and you’re set.

I hope you enjoy these so-called “weeds” as much as I do, because they’re going to keep you alive for a long time. And they be eaten raw or cooked. Both will suffice. Stay alkaline fam. Peace

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Food and nutrition, Health, Vegan, Wellness

The Benefits of Sea Moss

Chondrus crispus also known as Irish moss or carrageen moss is a species of red algae which grows along the rocky parts of the Atlantic Coast. Native to North America and Europe.

Chondrus crispus also known as Irish moss or carrageen moss is a species of red algae which grows along the rocky parts of the Atlantic Coast. Native to North America and Europe.

Irish moss, also known as sea moss, is a type of seaweed native to the region of Canada. During the potato famine in Ireland, many had turned to a red seaweed that washed up ashore. The people were desperate so they ate what ever they could. Little did they know that the sea moss alone was more than enough to sustain them. Sea moss has over 90 minerals, including calcium. So to people who ask me how do I get calcium without milk? It’s the sea moss fam. In fact I get more calcium that is actually bio available to me. What people don’t realize is this; if you aren’t getting your minerals and nourishment from a plant source, your body won’t assimilate with it properly. If you get vitamins and minerals from a rock source you won’t get any value from it. We don’t eat rocks, if you could gain nourishment from rocks we would be seeing a new diet fad from it. But instead we see people we call nutritionists and dietitians tell us to take our vitamins and supplements. All lab based and rock sourced of course. And we once again wonder why people who get their daily dosage of vitamins and dairy product are still getting sick and dying with parasites inside their colon. People have pounds of feces in their colon and don’t even realize it. The saturated fat and cholesterol from the animal based diet will constipate you, and that feces in you will flow into your blood stream and kill you slowly. Almost everyone is constipated, if you don’t make 2 to 3 bowel movements everyday(yes every goddamn fucking day) you are constipated, and you will get sick down the line. If it is not addressed immediately it could lead to serious health problems, and if you continue to eat the American garbage that toxic sewage will mutate your colon. You will get colon cancer, you will get pancreatic cancer, you will get diabetes and if that doesn’t scare you, you will be erectile dysfunctional and your parter will leave you for someone who can perform. So let’s save us all that trouble and drink some sea moss. Sea moss, when mixed with bladderwrack, becomes a powerful diuretic and will encourage bowel movement. The dual effect of the cleansing and replenishment of the combination makes it ideal to someone looking to be in better health. In fact I would recommend a sea moss fast. Mix up about 1 teaspoon of sea moss, 1 teaspoon of bladderwrack with some walnuts, dates, agave, and  4 cups of water(some naturally, not synthetically alkaline spring water would be ideal) make sure the water is hot, because that will make the sea moss become thick and gelatinous. Blend it well. Get healthy. I would suggest to start small. 3 days, then move up to a week. If you feel like you can go a month, go for it! There honestly is no limit to how long you can go on the fast for. People can go as long as 100 days without food, many have gone even longer! You will begin to see an improvement in not much time at all, and depending on how toxic your body is, you may get very sick in the beginning. The detox will not be pleasant, but I assure you it’s much better than dying a slow painful death of cancer and diabetes. While many of us believe we are healthy, I assure you if the bowel movements aren’t at the very least daily, you are very sick. You have constipation and possibly be suffering from indigestion and gas. All of which once again will lead to serious health problems in the future. I would recommend you get your sea moss from Dr. Sebi. He is the elder who brought to my attention this wonderful plant and he has his already mixed with the bladderwrack. He calls it bromide plus powder, and it can be purchased at http://www.drsebicellfood.com he also has a bunch of other products but I’m not here to plug his products but I do support the elder and the movement he represents. Sea moss and bladderwrack can be found online but I cannot promise the same ethical standards that Sebi’s products are held to. Sebi also has a recipe for a sea moss shake that, I won’t lie, I pretty much used as a base for what I make. I like to use hemp seeds as well as hazelnuts as the nut “milk” base, because it has a strong sea taste to it, especially when it’s hot. Much of what I practice is based of the research of many people like Sebi, Arnold Ehret, Llaila Afrika and many others who realized that starches and blood will kill you. That fruits and herbs are the true foods and were the foods of our ancestors. Peace family

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Politics

The End of the Free Web?

Is this the right way to gain net neutrality?

Is this the right way to gain net neutrality?

The internet is under assault, and if we don’t act soon we may lose it for good. Yes there will still be an inter-web/ World Wide Web but it will not be free. It will be a Chinese style restrictive system. Something that none of us want. The internet is the final freedom we have left and if we lose it, we will lose more than just the World Wide Web. The freedom that the internet gave us revolutionized the media, retail and academic world. Without this freedom we will greatly restrict the ability and power the internet has granted us. Under the guise of cyber security the FCC is proposing regulations that they have not even allowed a single lawmaker to review; yet they want to put it to a vote. Ladies and gentlemen why in the hell would you pass a bill, a 300 plus page bill, before you read it? What is in this bill that they don’t want to make public? Hidden within this bill are the old “cyber security” regulations we had long thought were gotten rid of. These anti-copyright and intellectual property laws give the power to shut you down over the suspicion of copyright infringement. This bill will give corporations the ability to restrict your free speech. There need not be any proof, or any actual investigation. If Hollywood wants you silenced, you will be. This gives corporations way too much power(albeit it’s quite obvious corporations control our government already) and bypass many of our systems of order and our constitution on which this republic was founded. This country never quite put into practice the constitution, but in it contains a code of ethics and rules that are vital to prosperity and innovation. No one can, nor should debate the bill of rights. It is asinine to even consider that a single one of those laws is not vital to being a free human being, in fact anyone denying a person these rights is an enemy of humankind. If we do not speak out, we will lose a great deal of freedom. Also coupled into the 300 plus pages are these trade agreements. These trade agreements(Trans-Atlantic Partnership, Trans-Pacific Partnership) are world governance through mega global corporations. These agreements are bad news and they must never be put into effect, because if they are, the black worker will no longer exist. If these bills pass, the status of black people will be far worse than the days of slavery. It is quite obvious now, through the large influx of Latino immigrants and robotics, the days of black people making a living wage will be long over. If we can no longer express freely, be considered productive or even participate in society, what will become of us? I fear greatly the consequences to come if the FCC is not stopped. Ladies and gentlemen if you love the internet, if you love free speech, if your love your fellow man, this legislation must be scrapped. There is a reason this bill is secretive and the fact that it is should send chills down your spine. If people stay complicit, we will all lose. Black, white, brown, green, yellow, purple, blue, we must unite to defeat possibly the biggest assault on American liberty.

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Opinion, Politics, Sociology

Rant From This Morning

imageI can’t stand the rat race, the hierarchy, the unapologetic arrogance of the white supremacist military industrial complex. Even sitting here delivering cookies on a goddamn bike in 5 degree weather I can’t help but notice, this leads me to feel anger, frustration and shame. Many feelings that would make me turn to either violence on the streets, or joining”them” just to once again be thrown into the incinerator; to die for them just to cull my population while simultaneously doing so to my brown brothers and sisters abroad. I feel trapped here like I was meant to be sacrificed. And for what? So you can keep a pampered privileged life of self denial and reign supreme in some farcical facade that your way of life is actually not the direct cause of every ailment our global community has been pained with? What can I do as just 1 man if the people unknowingly participate in their own oppression? How many times will I see this black elite class abandon their brothers due to self hate? This self image of the black man must be changed. We must flood the masses with positive images constantly, not just for the month of February, and not just ancient and old history, but modern day examples we can point to and say this is how we must be portrayed. We must detest and denounce the coonery militantly.

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Food and nutrition, Health, Vegan, Wellness

Welcome

Gran bwa is the earth spirit, the healer, nature itself. Lowa of healing and nature

Gran bwa is the earth spirit, the healer, nature itself. Lowa of healing and nature

Hi welcome to alkaline state of mind. What does alkaline state of mind entail? Well basically I am under the belief that our foods and environment play a vital role in not only our physical health but more importantly our mental health. A lot of us “African-Americans” are clueless as to why it is always said our group is at the highest risk for high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. There seems to be this misconception that across races there is no biological difference as far as genes and blood. This is simply not true, many times investigators are left with a body that is unrecognizable due to many factors( dismembered face, decay, ect.) yet the sex and race is still easily identifiable. So yes what I’m implying here is that black people(don’t like the term African-American) should not be eating this American garbage that has been misnamed nutrition. We are sick people, and this so-called “soul food” is the work of evil, and will rob you of your life! We have this misconception that the food pyramid and the health standard is the same across races and nations, we must stop adhering to a health standard of sick people. It is no secret, America has the most unhealthy and unethical food practices on the planet. Why in your right mind would you continue to entertain and appease these known frauds? Are we so conditioned by Eurocentric ideology that we throw all common sense out the window when a “scientist” or “expert” says so? Is this not the same sickness as the sheep of the church blindly killing in the name of Jesus? Or the same sickness we see with the monsters who burn and behead in the name of Allah?  What many of us here fail to realize, is that science is a religion. Obviously science is a very helpful tool in exercising our logical brain, but when we have grown arrogant and close minded due to indoctrination(not education) we have failed, and become no better than the “religious zealot”. Science is much too limited to even pretend to be the end all be all yet we as an entire global society cling onto its every last word. If we are to cure ourselves from these diseases and ailments we must abandon 100% the ideology of Eurocentric arrogance aka western education. A group of sick people asking the men who gave them their ailments for the cure is the definition of insanity. If they can’t cure diabetes after billions upon billions poured in, hundreds of years of research I think it’s time to look elsewhere. Especially considering their synthetic compounds are based off the “evil voodoo witch doctory” of your “primitive” ancestors. Why did massa ask mammy witch doctor for medical assistance instead of the trained physician? A well funded and qualified doctor was at massa’s finger tips yet he goes to the slave to be cured? Clearly something is wrong with that picture here. Why would a man who can easily have the best quality healthcare at no inconvenience chose an illiterate, primitive slave instead? It is time for us to return to that African woman, that mambo, that voodoo woman. She is not evil, she is the standard. Don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise. It’s time for us to stop shaming and defaming our mother and instead worship her, and learn from what great healing knowledge she possesses. My grandmother was a healer and even my own cousins would take advice from the MD over our own flesh and blood. Our very own flesh and blood who proved she cured disease, unlike that high paid fluke who could care less about your health. There is too much money into keeping us all sick. Not just black folks but everyone. Us as black people must detach on our own though; no one will help us properly, nor should we expect it. The white American will not give up the MD and convincing him otherwise is a waste of time. He will follow you through example as he always does. It is not our job to save others until we ourselves are saved. It is the mistake we always make, and for it, we are used and taken advantage of. If we are to reverse the disease we have to, no if ands or buts about it, abandon fully the ideology of western society. So long as this is a fear of the black people, there will be no significant progress.

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